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2020 US Cadet (Invitational) Championship

Thursday, June 11, 2020 to Sunday, June 14, 2020

2020 U.S. Cadet (Invitational) Championship

June 11-14, 2020

$3,000 prize fund
and to the winner: $10,000 scholarship to the college/university of choice!

Invitation is based on April 2020 supplemental ratings for Top Age under16, the winner of the Barber Championship and an organizer wild card.

Format: 7 rounds of Round Robin

Time Control: 40/90 SD30 +30s

Thursday, June 11 Opening ceremony: 3PM (drawing of lots)
                            Round 1: 4PM 
Friday, June 12:  Round 2&3: 10AM and 4PM
Saturday, June 13:  Round 4&5: 10AM and 4PM
Sunday, June 14:  Round 6&7: 10AM & 3PM
Trophy ceremony: around 7PM

The tournament is using: FIDE rules with modification to forfeit time is 30 minutes.
USCF pairing table for 8 players round robin format (USCF Table C)

Tiebreak system adapted from Saint Louis Chess Club:
1. Direct Encounter (if applicable)
2. Most Blacks
3. Koya System
4. Sonneborn-Berger
5. Won Games.
Playoff has the following format:
The players will play two rapid games, with G/10;d5 time control, with alternating colors.
If the score after two games is 1-1, the playoff moves on to an Armageddon match.
In the Armageddon match, White will get 6 minutes, Black will get 5 minutes.
Colors will be allocated with coin toss. White must win for victory, therefore Black needs draw or win for victory.

1st Place Champion: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,000
3rd Place: $600
4th Place: $400

*** $10,000 scholarship prize has been offered to the college of choice to the winner of the Cadet Championship ***
The winner will receive from the Dewain Barber Foundation a $5,000 scholarship to an institution of higher learning.
US Chess will match this donation with $5,000.
In the event of a tie, the Scholarship winner shall be determined by the tiebreaks used for each event.
The organizer would like to thank the generous donation of Mr. Dewain Barber, the Dean of Scholastic Chess and to US Chess Federation.
Ties will be handled per USCF rules and prizes will be paid out accordingly.
Commemorative plaques will be given to all players.

Chief TD: NTD John McCumiskey

Organziers: STD, FA Abel Talamantez, and STD, FA Dr. Judit Sztaray
Questions? contact the organizers at chessroom at milibrary.org or call at 415-393-0110.


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